Friday, October 20, 2017

Patriotic Inspiration with LeeAnn

Friday greetings friends and fellow crafters.

LeeAnn here with my mid month project for October. If you remember my first project I stated my daughter was leaving for Coast Guard Boot Camp, well time is getting closer and I made her a card for her going away dinner.

Using the Red, White, and Blue paper from the July Club Q kit I was so happy fellow teammate Martha gave me when visiting her earlier this month.


So, this was the wonderful paper that I had to work with, and trying to decide what I wanted to use was not easy. In the end I used the a pretty red distressed page as my to panel and cut a banner shape from a chevron piece. I then cut a white panel on which to stamp the sentiment which is from Verses Rubber Stamps.

My base is cut at 4.25" x 5.5" with the red panel cut at 4" x 5.25". I used Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink to stamp the sentiment. I adhered the red panel with Tear It! Tape, and the banner with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, and please keep my daughter and her family in your thoughts as she goes through this rough time being away.

Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q Kit
Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalk Ink

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Club Q with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans!

June here today with a look at the newest Quick Quotes' collection, Sonata! I love all the beautiful fall colors and beautiful swirling designs. Currently this collection is only available through the October Club Q kits. You can check them out here.

This page was created using products from the Club Q Page Layout kit:

One of my favorite things about the October Club Q Kits are the wonderful white leaf chipboard accents and green burlap. They are simply gorgeous and go with almost everything. Here I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers then added Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking ink to blend and tone down the colors.

As this page is about my teenage son, I wanted to bring in a more masculine feel to the florals. I did this by matting the pattern papers and photos with black cardstock. I also edged the papers with Seafoam and Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking inks.

All of the pattern papers, leaf embellishments and green burlap came in the Club Q Kits.  The school-themed embellishments and black cardstock were added from my stash.

Quick Quotes Products:
October Club Q Kits
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Seafoam and Terra Cotta

Thanks for stopping by,
~ June

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Endless October Club Q Inspiration with Connie!

Hi, Connie here today sharing ideas using pieces from the October Club Q Kits.  The papers are from the Sonata Collection. The paper colors are screaming "Fall is coming" and I'm so ready.

Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

This is a page and a half connected and that is able to fold back to a 12" x 12"  The inspiration came from wanting all the photos from this day, on one page. 

This is how the fold out was created...
Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

  1. You will need two sheets of 12" x 12" pattern paper.  
  2. The paper sheet trim off the salvage.  
  3. The second sheet, trim off the salvage and cut in half, giving you a 6" x 12" piece of paper. 
  4. Set one half aside. 
  5. Taking the other half trim 1" x 12" off of the sheet and set it aside. (You will use it on the pocket, for the fold out page.) 
  6. Score down the middle of the 1" x 12"piece of paper. (This is the hinge that will allow the paper to fold in and out.) 
  7. Adhere one side of hinge to the 12" x 12" and the other side to the 6" x 12".
  8. You now have attached the two papers together creating a fold out type page.
  9. Folded in collage view.

Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

This photo is showing that both papers are almost but not quite touching each other. That is what you need so the page will fold in and out.

Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

  • The 5" x 12" of pattern paper you set aside is what the pocket was made from. 
  • Fold up on the bottom of the 5" x 12" and adhere the sides together, creating a memorabilia pocket.  The second picture, on the collage, is showing that the back of the pocket was used for more photos.

Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

  • By closing the hinged paper to make a 12" x 12" page you have created another spot to add photos.

Two different events on the same day, all on one page ~ achieved!!  The left over pieces from the kit I made a couple of cards.

Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

The second one...
Fold Out Scrapbook Page with Sonata Collection by Quick Quotes featured in October Club Q and designed by Connie Mercer

Quick Quotes Supplies:
October Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalk ink: AmarettoMahogany, Sunset, Desert Sun and Midnight Confessions
Canon Printer
Canon iP8720 (printed journal strips)
Other Products:
Beacon Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Winners and Inspiration!

Happy Tuesday to you!

We have our winners to announce from Friday Challenge 79 "Anything Goes" challenge today! It's so much fun to see your creations and inspiration, thank you for playing along!!!

Please join us for our new Friday Challenge 80 "Memorabilia" this month.


Congratulations and Happy Shopping 

to our randomly selected 

$25 Gift Certificate Winner*:



"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to all of our Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Showcasing Memorabilia with Alicia!

Good morning, Alicia here today, playing along with the October challenge:  Use Memorabilia

I am currently working on my wedding album.  I've used my "Save the Date" postcards and the original pictures I used for the cards.

Here's my second page. I found lots of great die cuts from past kits to mix with current paper collections. I inked up a chipboard label with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink and another one using Midnight Confessions, then added a sticker.  I used black brads in the center of all my flowers.  I threw on a few buttons for good measure.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Antique Linen  and Midnight Confessions

Other Products:
Black Brads and Buttons
Spellbinders Die

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to play along with this month's challenge!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Inspiration with Martha!

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here with some inspiration for Halloween. 

I am counting the days for October 31st, first because I can't wait to eat my candies and second because halloween is the unique celebration that moves me to use different colors and create big contrast in my card creations. Today I have a witch boot shaped card to share with you. 

Take a look of my new shoe: 

I made this show card using a SVG file from The Cutting Cafe with my Cricut Explore and combined three different papers from Quick Quotes: One from the Mulberry Paper Pack, the green side of Whistlin' Dixie 105 and the orange side of Honeycomb 102. 
  • I started by cutting the shoe base of the card using a piece of 6"x12" of Mulberry collection. 
  • I secured the layer over the mat of my cricut and cut it very easily with the SVG file that I uploaded in advance on my cricut files. 
  • I also cut the second layer of the card using the Whistlin Dixie 105 
  • Next, I inked the borders of this layer with Brandy Wine PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 


  • Then I cut the accessories using Mulberry paper and Honeycomb 102. 
  • I stamped the image trick or treat onto a piece of Honeycomb 102 with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink and then I punched and pasted on the point of the shoe card. 


  • To embellish the card I added some dark grey pearls and put inside of the card a stamped sentiment the witch is in! 
  • I hope my project inspired you celebrate with colors and sweets and not with scary images. 

Quick Quotes Products:
Mulberry Paper Pack
Whistlin' Dixie 105
Honeycomb 102
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Brandy Wine PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products Used:
Witch Boot Shaped Card SVG File by The Cutting Cafe
Trick or Treat by Stampin Up
Dark Grey Pearls by Want2Scrap
Cricut Explore

Trick or Treat... the witch is in! 
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Brew Fest Memorabilia with Susie

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a layout I created for this month's Memorabilia Challenge!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is all of the fall festivals. Recently, my husband and I have started to attend an annual brewfest held at a nearby park.

There are a wide variety of beers on tap and the vendors are always handing out ephemera - coasters, bumper stickers, window clings, etc. Connie challenged us to use memorabilia this month so the timing was perfect to incorporate these cool items from one of my husband's favorite breweries.  I chose a piece of paper from the Serenade Collection for the background because I really liked the subtle pattern already incorporated into the paper.

I searched through my stash of Quick Quotes embellishments and pulled out some sentiments and chipboard die cuts that matched my theme and colors.

I could not resist the opportunity to custom color the title of my layout.  I chose Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalking Ink and applied it to some canvas alpha stickers from my stash.

I played around with placement of all of my elements until I was happy with the arrangement and then I just stuck everything down! See how well the color of the title matches the cool drink coaster we brought home?

These die cut chipboard tags from the Earth Wind Fire Collection help balance the visual elements and add a little more dimension. 

Here's a peek from another angle. You can see I added a die cut chipboard ticket sticker and also managed to work in the business card from the brewery, too.

I hope you will join in on our challenge this month. You can find all of the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serenade 103
Earth Wind Fire - Chipboard Die Cuts
Earth Wind Fire 500
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Orange Slice

Other Supplies
Alpha Stickers and Memorabilia

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play!
~ Susie
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Count Down Calendar with LeeAnn!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with my first post of October for Quick Quotes.
My daughter leaves later this month for Coast Guard Boot Camp and will be leaving her children with her husband for eight weeks. Our grandson is three and granddaughter will be one just two days after mom leaves, so this is a hard time.
I decided to make the focus of one of my project a countdown. Since Junior is learning his numbers and counts quite well, why not help out a little with counting backward? I used the Anchors Aweigh paper pack and a few items from around the house to take create this project.

    1. First, I took a sheet of Anchors Aweigh #108 and cut to 8" x 10" to fit the frame I had
    2. I used my Scan n' Cut to cut the words "Mom Comes Home In Days" out of the Anchors Aweigh 100. 
    3. I cut out the numbers 0-9 twice. 
    4. To make things POP, I used a piece from the Serenade paper (in the September Club Q Kit), and trimmed to fit my words. 

    Once I had the layout chosen, everything was adhered using tear tape. The count down is set up so that each day my Son-in-Law can help Junior change the number closer and closer to Mommy coming home.

    Quick Quotes Products:

    I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please come back and see the projects the rest of the team has for you throughout the month.

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    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Fall Inspiration with June and Club Q

    Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today to give you peak at our new collection, Sonata!

    Here is a fun autumn card featuring Quick Quotes' Sonata pattern papers from pieces of this month's Club Q. I used the leftovers from the mini album kit to create it.

    I am loving all the beautiful rich fall colors and dreamy designs in Sonata. Check it out! Currently this paper collection is only available though October's Club Q kit, which you can order here.

    The card base was cut from Sonata 105 edged with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink and mounted on dark brown cardstock.

    The log was stamped with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking ink on kraft cardstock and fussy cut.

    The cute pup was stamped, fussy cut and colored with Zig Clean Color markers.

    The leaves were punched from Sonata 105, edged with Sunset, Evergreen, Barn Board, Seafoam and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking inks and gold Stickles added. Look at the difference adding ink makes to these leaves!

    The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock.

    Quick Quotes Products:
    October's Club Q Kits
    PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Sunset, Evergreen, Barn Board, Seafoam and Mocha Mama

    Other Products:
    Pup stamp - Latina Crafters
    Log stamp - Concord & 9th
    Sentiment die cuts - Winnie & Walter
    Embossing - Gold Stickles

    Hope you are having a happy start to your autumn and find some time to play!

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    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Friday Challenge 80!

    It is the first Friday of the month and that means it is time to reveal the October Challenge. This month our theme is... Memorabilia!

    Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Challenge Winner Announcements for the Friday Challenge 79 - Anything Goes!


    Hi, Connie here to host the October Challenge! I love adding memorabilia to my scrapbook pages.  Adding pockets to the front of the page is one idea but I used a map for the background, on the page, I'm sharing with you.

    Take a look...

    My photo strip, created on the iP8720 Canon printer, is adhered to the map with dimensional adhesive. I've used the Anchors Aweigh collection; so perfect for this project.

    The pattern paper and die cuts, used for this page, were shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  Not only are the inks good for shading they are great for stamping images... as in sea shells!!

    The shells were stamped and then shaded with the same ink they were stamped with. Next, cut them out and line them up, for a sea shell border, under the map. Such a fun project!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you create with memorabilia

    Quick Quotes Products:
    Anchor's Aweigh Collection
    Anchor's Aweigh Die Cuts
    PowderPuff Chalk Inks: ClayCaribbean Blue, Terra Cotta and Sunset

    Canon Printer:
    Canon iP7820 Printer

    Other Products:
    Darkroom Door stamps
    Buttons Galore & More

    Thanks for stopping by~
    Connie Mercer/DT Member


    The Rules:
    • This month's challenge theme is "Memorabilia".
    • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes some Memorabilia - be creative!
    • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
    • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
    • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
    • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
    • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

    We can't wait to see what you create this month!

    Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 10/25.

    • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
    • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
    • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
    • The Link Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
    • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


    (*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
    If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
    The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 
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